On Monday 19/08/13, I walked from Brockenhurst to Burley. According to Google maps, it should have been 6.2 miles (just under 10 Km). But I somehow found a route that was more like 15 Km !. It was slow going and I was very relieved when I got to Burley. But I did 15 Km :-). I did feel I could go on, if needed. I wasn’t tired or had aching muscles, the next day. Once in Burley, I went on a horse drawn wagon ride, followed by a pint of cider, at the local pub.
I have a love for horses. Because for one thing, they seem to have a strong attitude to being themseles, as it were. I was in the New Forest today. I was on a tour bus. And one of the ponies was standing in the road, unbothered by the traffic, including the tour bus. And so making the traffic go round it. Love that calmness in the horse :-). The horses have right of way in the New Forest. I’m sure they know it too :-).
I have had riding lessons. This has boosted my self esteem and self belief. I have got as far as learning the rising trot. I’ve run out of money to have more lessons. But I hope to continue the lessons, at some point.